Preparing for a New Year

New year

This year, as I am writing my fifth book, Mental Freedom, 2023 is unfolding as my year of preparation. I have always had a strong drive to create new material and […]

Lessons from 2022

Kim Olver

At the end of the year, I like to look back at the lessons I learned—they are always plentiful. I like to challenge the adage, “You can’t teach an old […]

Gratitude 2022

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Despite the controversy surrounding Christopher Columbus and the USA’s Thanksgiving holiday, it is hard to find a problem with the idea of giving thanks or gratitude—especially in November, National Gratitude […]

Improve Your Mental and Emotional Health

October is Mental Health Awareness and Emotional Awareness Month. When I heard that, I thought to myself, What’s the difference? I always thought that if you are mentally healthy, then […]

Five Steps out of Couple Conflict

Whenever it comes time for me to write a blog, I think back over the trends I’ve been seeing in my clients. Recently, I’ve had several couples with similar conflict-resolution […]

The Why of Mental Freedom

Recently, someone asked what my reasons are for developing Mental Freedom®. I don’t know if I can pinpoint just one—there are many. As so often happens when important things are […]

Expectations: The Relationship Killer

I can explain why people have expectations and how they can ruin relationships. I can suggest methods to help you manage those expectations and the subsequent disappointments. However, I can’t […]

What is Love, Really?

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Because there are so many levels of love, it can be difficult to define what love is. When someone says, “I love you,” how do you know what that really […]

Work/Life Balance: A New Model

Angry girl

With September being designated as “Self-Improvement Month,” I wanted to write about a new model for work/life balance. Forget about trying to achieve some magical balancing point between your life […]